Hi everyone and happy Saturday. Thank you so much for the positive reaction to my recent floral frame project. If you are embarking on one of your own and your flowers are handmade remember to link them to the floral challenge I'm hosting over at Frilly and Funkie.
Talking of hosting challenges, it's also my turn to host the challenge this month over at Our Creative Corner where there is a three colour theme (blue/brown/purple). It has been fabulous to see so many of you having a go at something a bit different and enjoying the experience. If you are not yet one of them why not give it a go?
And so down to business. Here's the card I promised to share before the sun ran away and life got really busy...
Yep, this is my take on Tim's February tag. There may appear to be absolutely no similarity but trust me, I followed his tutorial rather closely!
It started with a Frayed Burlap DS base which, when dry, was splattered with some large drops of water. These became rather crucial to the design. Having blended Milled Lavender DI through the new Lattice stencil I used the clear embossing powder as instructed. Without those drips the Lavender could have been lost completely. The edges had Dusty Concord applied to strengthen the lavender theme.
Right Mr Holtz, where to next? Oh yes, something glittery. Enter this tattered floral bloom using Victorian Velvet (with Brushed Corduroy edges). The washers added just that touch of grunge. A slight deviation here, I added a leafy stem cut from Kraft Core.
And so to the finishing touches. I adore the chalkboard effect and had a bash at it on the sentiment strip border, this time using mauve colour chalk. Don't forget to raid the kids craft section in your local stores after visiting your home improvement warehouses if you are in need of supplies! Having included a touch of linen ribbon, I tackled the metallic element by embossing metal foil, adding Black Soot DP and then rubbing off the excess.
Can't wait to see where Tim will take us all next month.
For now have a great weekend what ever you are up to and take care of yourselves. Jenny xxx